Unchained Melody- January Barre

Welcome 2019! 

This is your year and mine to become exactly what we wish to be. It will require lots of heart, hustle and focus. To start things off right, here is barre for January. I used some of my old favorites that you and your class are sure to love. With an adagio to Unchained Melody piano version. My hope for you this year, is you know your worth in and out of the dance classroom. That you shine in all things and never think twice about what you bring to the stage and this world.

Let the dancing begin…

 January Ballet BarreMusic – Hollywood Hits for Ballet Class Volume 1



Plié- Track 2
Romeo and Juliet: Kissing You

Demi plié – 1,2,3,4,5,6
Demi plié- 2,2,3,4,5,6 ( port de bra arm up to high fifth)
Gran plié  -3,2,3,4,5,6 – 4,2,3,4,5,6
Relevé – 5,2,3,4,5,6
Cambre forward -6,2,3,4,5,6
Cambre back -7,2,3,4,5,6
tendu to second cambre in and out 
repeat in fourth cambre back
and fiftth gran porte de bra 
Tendu from fiftth – Track 3
Lord of the Rings: Concerning the Hobbit

Tendu close slow -1,2,3,4
Tendu close-5,6
Tendu close -7,8
Tendu plié -1,2,3,4
Tendu pull in run up to passé and point -5,6,7,8
En croix
Tag end 
Tendu front -side-back-side passé lift hold 
Degage/Jete from fifth – Track 6
Harry Potter: Professor Umbridge

Dégagé front- 1
Degage front -2
Pas de cheval- 3,4
Pas de cheval- 5,6
Brush through to arabasque back – and 7,8
Repeat all back
Tag – 
Degage side 4x to fifth- 1,2,3,4
Degage First, First, First to fifth -5,6,7,8
Repeat all this 2 times 
Balance in coupe 
Frappé- Track 11
Ghost Busters
Front strike -1
Front strike-2
Double side double side -3 and 4
Strike front-5
Side-and 6
Back- and 7
Side – and 8
En Croix – Repeat all Side – Back Side 
Stretch –Track 17 
Stretch on own for the first half of song
Then left hand on barre 
Grab foot stretch front 
Carry Side
Carry Back
Grab with both hands Hold
Slide into split
Repeat Left 
Rond de jambe – Track 10
La La Land
Rond de jambe fondu front side back-1,2,3- 2,2,3,- 3,2,3 -4,2,3
2 circle in plié -5,2,3,-6,2,3
2 circles brush to front quick -7,2,3 –
brush to back arabesque.-8,2,3
Repeat reverse all 
Grand porte de bra 
Leg side rond de jambe en làir en dehor single single double and close
Developpé – Track 9
Twighlight Bella’s lullabye 

Up to passé extend front and close -1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Up to passé extend side and close-1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Up to passé extend back and close-1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Up to passé extend to second- 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Foutte to the barre Attitude -1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

Batmas in demi pointe  – Track 22 
Pirate of the Caribbean

Front batma -1,2
Front batma -3,4
Front plié in coupé -5,6
Relevé batma close-7 and 8
En Croix

Tendu in center – Track 24
Star Wars: Cantina Band
Facing Corner 1 Tendu front front- 1,2 3,4
Tendu Back – 5,6
Tendu side- 7,8
Tendu side side side side -1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
A la quatriéme devant
Reverse begin facing corner 3

Adagio – Piano by Candlelight – Track 39
Unchained Melody
Facing Corner 1 in fifth position – hold 8 counts
Arms flow inverted to high fifth- 1,2,3,4
Then flow down to middle fifth open to second – 5,6,7,8
Gran plié down and up -1,2,3,4
Tendu right front left arm in high fifth -5,6,
Ron de jambe right arm up -7,8
Brush through first position to fourth double turn end de don left -1,2,3,4
Land pointed back with left cambre stretch lunge to fourth arms flow down to low fifth- 5,6,7,8
Stand left toe pointed back and arms V arched back stretch – reach and reach and close fifth -1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Carry arms to high fifth run leg up to passé extend devoloppe front -12,3,4
Carry to second double rond de jambe en lair lift to high devoloppe to second hold till the last note lift and close fifth- 5,6,7,8
Lift back left from fifth devolppe to back arabesque stretch right arm forward to — arabesque -1,2,3,4,5,
Lift to attitude arms in high fifth and lift – lift ( push those counts and breathe the music)- 6,7,8
Balance left – 1,2 soutenue -3,4 to the right out fourth 5,6,7,8 double pirouette en de her -1,2,3,4
Land in fourth double pirouette en dedan arms in high fifth 5,6,7,8
Balance right left chain -1,2,3,4 right step left lunge forward reach left arm forward -5,6,7,8
walk around yourself finish in fifth facing corner 3 -1,2,3,4
arms in open high fifth down -5,6,7,8 Inside turn 1,2,3,4 relevé -5,6,7,8 reverse all

Grand Allegro- Track 28 

Tombe pas de bourre to fourth double turn
Arabesque hop balance
Arabesque right step left point right facing corner 1
Down inside turn chaines
Tombe pas de bourre Leap Leap

Reverence – Track 30
Dances with Wolves

On your own… Lead your students through a beautiful goodbye

May 2019 be filled with heart, soul and grace. And may every melody you hear become a chained connection to your movements…. XXX Kelli

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